And the Winner of the 2016 Prize Goes to . . .
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The prize will be announced today. I had hoped to have read all six, but a tragic iPad accident has left me two books short.
My heart hopes The Portable Veblen by Elizabeth McKenzie will win, but I expect it will go to either The Green Road by Anne Enright.
Who do you you think will win, and who do you hope will win?
Kay, I'm wondering if Ruby was one of the four you read and what you thought of it. Unfortunately, I wasn't tough enough for its grim subject matter.
I wonder about A Little Life. It's such a polarizing book.
And what is with touchstones these days? Ruby shows up as Wuthering Heights and A Little Life as Twilight.
I know! There are some real clangers at the moment.
I'm half way through A Little Life so I'm reserving full judgement until the end but I'm finding it a really engaging read. I like the characterisation.
I agree about A Little Life being polarizing. It does not appeal to me at all, and having read criticism about it, I'm not sure I could. It reminds me of the buzz around The Goldfinch and I was disappointed in The Goldfinch overall.
The cover is so extremely ugly, and the description is . . . unusual. I may have to order this one and see what it's all about.
ETA: >14 LizzieD: The Amazon.ca is $16.99 CAN, which in US currency is what? Not much. (But I'll check. $13.10)
ETA: Here's the cover Amazon has. It isn't on LT as of this moment: